Saturday, 14 September 2013
It is beautiful because it is a means of expression between man and his creator.
The ability to express ourselves is perhaps one of the top gifts the creator has endowed us with.
Knowing and believeing that we can talk to the creator and hear Him in return is even more gratifying. What a gift! Prayer is a gift God has given man, that gives man an audience with God.
Many people seek the audience of the rich and wealthy, the high and mighty, the talented and the gifted but the truly wise seek an audience with God!
Prayer offers us that privilege. It's a privilege we must use.
How have you been using the gift of prayer, do you use it at all.
Prayer is communication with God, and true communication is not just about speaking but hearing in return. What use is it, to talk to God but He doesn't talk to you in return? So God talks to people.
There is an art to prayer.
Understanding the art of prayer will make your prayer a masterpiece and give you an audience with God anyday.
True prayer is praying from the standpoint of victory, not with the mindset of a victim.
The art of prayer is the skill to pray well. Prayer is potent when its prayed from the perspective of God's Word not from the sentiment or fear of what we are going through.
God respects Him own word and He won't and can't go back on it. ''How forcible are right words''
When we speak to or God with the right words we can be sure of the right answers.
The right words for every situation of life is found in the Bible.
The word of God operates with force in the spirit realm when we speak them back to God. "For the word of God is fast and powerful, sharper than any two edged sword" So when we pray the Word mighty forces are released in the spirit realm!
You can't separte God's word from true prayer and you can't separate true prayer from God's Word. The work together to get the answers we need. "you in Me and I in you"
When the word of God is uttered with understanding from the heart, things happen!
So the starting point of prayer is the Word! We have to put the word of God in our hearts, in other words we have to understand Gods Words and have a conviction about it.
This makes prayer work.
God's Spirit works with His Word. When you put His Words in your heart, you are giving God's spirit raw material to work with in your favor.
Such interests, for many of us is not only limited to our childhood or youthful years, there is something that interests the human nature about people who do things or achieve things beyond their age,looks or limitations placed on them.
For me as a person, I like inspiring stories and I always do my best to keep myself inspired.
The Bible has many interesting and inspiring stories, there are also many books-biographies and autobiographies that inspire. There are good films that inspire to.
The movie Jack the GiantSlayer inspired and adapted from the popular kiddies story Jack and the Beanstock is good entertainment. It's inspiring to, that a young man overcame all the odds that came his way. A real hero.
The world is in need of heros today.
We live in a world where heros have come and heros have gone, because people come and people go.
Mahatma Ghandi of blessed memory was a hero to his people and many people in the world at large.
The prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) is regarded as a hero and a prophet to those of the Islamic faith.
Louis Farrakhan of the Nation of Islam (NOI) is a father, a hero and a role model to many black men and muslim brothers. President Barack Obama is a political hero and role model to many.
Heroes are not necessarily people who are perfect or without flaws, they make mistakes, do wrong things and fall short, at times in many areas.
But there is something all heros have in common. Every hero has overcome odds, scaled hurdles and inspired many people, a few people or someone. That amount of people you have inspired, determines the influence and popularity of your heroic reputation.
There are and will always be odds, hurdles, challenges and difficulties to over come in the world today. So you can become a hero to! At least to someone! You are somebody's hero!
David became a national hero after overcoming Goliath.
Goliath was a giant. Modern day giants today are the daily and global challenges of life we have to face on the earth.
So the world needs giant slayers. Where are they, where are those who will make a difference, those who once and for all will go where others fear to go and tackle what others fear to tackle to the glory of God?
They are the ones who will become giant slayers in this day and age. Being a hero, a giant slayer has innumerable benefits.
You can rise up and be counted one of them.